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The cooks and the scullion, who toil in    We feast it all day, and we frolic all night,
their frocks, [mas box ;    Both hunger and cold we keep out with
Their hopes do depend upon their Christ-           relief, [and roast-beef.
And few there are now that do live on the    Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minc'd pies earth. [mirth;
But enjoy at this time either profit or
Yea, many are charged to give for
relief,                         [and roast-beef.
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minc'd pies,
Then let all curmudgeons who dote on
their wealth,                 [their health,
And value their treasure much more than
Go hang themselves up, if they will be so
kind,                       [come shall find;
Then well may we welcome Old Christ. Old Christmas with them but small wel-
mas to town,           [liquor so brown, They will not afford to themselves with-
Who brings ns good cheer, and good           out grief,
To pass the cold winter away with de- Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minc'd pies, light,                                                           and roast beef.
The following is the original song from Psyche, 4to., 1675. "In musick," sajs Roger North, " Matthew Lock had a robust vein," of which the following is rather characteristic.

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